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Secondary Education

Teaching the next generation

The Warner University program for Secondary Education, gives students the opportunity to prepare for ministry to children, youth, families, and communities through the profession of teaching. Students will work towards academic excellence, Christian character, leadership preparedness, and service commitment in preparation for their entering the field of education as effective educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning in their classrooms. Degree plans include: Agriculture: Grades 6-12, Biology: Grades 6-12, English: Grades 6-12, Math: Grades 6-12, Middle School Science: Grades 5-9, and Social Sciences: Grades 6-12. Please note that these degree plans are not concentrations, but in fact separate majors which share the same Secondary Education core.

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General Education Core Requirement for Bachelor of Arts/Science

Information taken from the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog. Please refer to the most recent catalog for further information, found here.

Written and Oral Communication

  • ENG 1010 – Composition I (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 1020 – Compostion II (3 credit hrs.)
  • COM 2010 – Oral Communication (3 credit hrs.)

Cultural and Historal Perspectives

Choose from two (2) of the four (4) disciplines:

  • Fine Arts (FAS 2005, 2006, or 2043)
  • Literature
  • Biblical Literature, Theology, or BST 2000 – Beginning Bibilical Interpretation
  • Any History (HIS) Course

Mathematics and Science

  • Choose nine (9) credit hours, comprised of at least one (1) natural science course and at least one (1) mathematics course at MAT 1030 or above.

Social Sciences

Choose six (6) credits from:

  • COM 2020 – Media Literacy (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2001 – Principles of Economics: Macro (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2012 – Contemporary Economics (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU/PSY 2010 – Life-Span Development (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 2013 – World Geography (3 credit hrs.)
  • POS 2010 – American Government and Politics (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 2000 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 2000 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2050 – Human Behavior and the Social Enviornment (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2053 – Social Problems (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 2100 – Strategy and Critical Thinking (3 credit hrs.)

Biblical Studies

Required for freshman and transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours:

  • BST 1010 – Christian Life: Faith and Practice (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 3005 – Understanding the Old Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Required for trasnfer students with 60 or more credit hours:

  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Personal Development and Worldview

  • BST 4095 – Senior Seminar to Theology and Vocation (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 1100 – Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts University (1 credit hr.)
Teacher Education Foundational Core and Professional Semester

Foundational Core

  • EDU 2000 – Foundations of Education (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 2005 – Intro to the Education Major (0 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 2010 – Life-Span Development (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 2030 – Teacher Education Professional Development (taken every semester) (0 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3000 – Instructional Technology (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3010 – Curriculum Design & Instructional Strategies (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3020 – Affirming Diversity (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDX 3000 – Foundations of Exceptional Student Education (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDX/U 3050 – Asseessment and Evalutaion (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4070 – Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDX/U 4055 Classroom and Behavior Management (3 credit hrs.)

Professional Semester

  • EDU 4085 – Teacher Education Internship (10 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4001 – Literacy Practicum OR an upper division elective (3 credit hrs.)
Agriculture: Grades 6-12

This program is not state-approved for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • AGS 1000 – Introduction to Ag Studies (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 2001 – Introduction to Plant Science (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 2002 – Introduction to Animal Science (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 2010 – Agricultural Mechanics (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 2020 – Plant Nutrition (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3040 – Natural Resources & Wildlife Management (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3060 – Agriculture Post-Harvesting (3 credit hrs.)
  • BUS 2000 – Introduction to Business (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4025 – Methods of Teaching Agriculture (3 credit hrs.)

Six (6) additional credits electives from:

  • AGS 3000 – Introduction to Food Safety (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3010 – Animal Production (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3020 – Plant Production (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3030 – Ag Policy (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3050 – Weed and Pest Management (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3051 – Plant Disease Diagnosis (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 3080 – International Agricultural Development (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 4010 – Beef Production (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 4020 – Fruit and Vegetable Production (3 credit hrs.)
  • AGS 4040 – Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding (3 credit hrs.)
Biology: Grades 6-12

This major is not state-approved for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • BSC 1019 – Intro to Bio: Cytology & Biochemistry with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 1020 – Intro to Bio: Ecology & Organismal Bio with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 2020 – Zoology with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 2030 – Botany: The Animal Kingdom with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 3020 – Ecology with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 3120 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 4013 – Genetics with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 4095 – Science Seminar (4 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3040 – Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3045 – Methods of Teaching Biology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SCI 3050 – Practice of Science and Theological Thought (3 credit hrs.)
English: Grades 6-12

This major is a Florida state-approved program for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • COM 3063 – Communication Elements and Theories (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDE 3050 – Intro to Language Arts & student Literature (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3040 – Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4010 – Methods of Teaching English (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 2020 – World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or
  • ENG 2021 – World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 2030 – British Literature: Medieval to 1785 or
  • ENG 2032 – British Literature: 1785 to Contemporary (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 2040 – American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 2041 – American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 3054 – Shakespeare (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 4060 – History of the English Language (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 3070 – Advanced Compostion and Grammar (3 credit hrs.)

Select and additional 12 credit hours in upper-division English, Communication, or Reading Methods courses.

Math: Grades 6-12

This major is a Florida state-approved program for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • MAT 1030 – Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3 credit hrs.)
  • MAT 1040 – College Algebra (3 credit hrs.)
  • MAT 2010 – Geometry (3 credit hrs.)
  • MAT 2024 – Precalculus with Trigonometry (3 credit hrs.)
  • MAT 2130 – Calculus I (3 credit hrs.)
  • MAT 2230 – Calculus II (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4035 – Teaching Math (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3040 – Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3 credit hrs.)
Middle School Science: Grades 5-9

This major is a Florida state-approved program for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • BSC 1019 – Intro to Bio: Cytology & Biochemistry with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 1020 – Intro to Bio: Ecology & Organismal Bio with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 3120 – Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • BSC 3020 – Ecology with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • EDU 3040 – Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 4040 – Methods of Teaching Science (3 credit hrs.)
  • SCI 1020 – Earth Science (3 credit hrs.)
  • SCI 1120 – Chemistry I with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • SCI 3120 – Physics I with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)
  • SCI 3220 – Physics II with Lab (3 credit hrs., 1 credit hr. Lab)

Select an additional 3-4 credits in BSC/SCI coursework from BSC 2020, BSC 2040, BSC 2050, SCI 1120, SCI 2000, SCI 2010, or SCI/TST 3050

Social Sciences: Grades 6-12

This major is a Florida state-approved program for certification purposes.

In addition to the Foundational Core, the following courses are required:

  • ECO 2001 – Principles of Economics: Macro (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU 3040 – Teaching in the Content Areas (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDu 4050 – Methods of Teaching Social Sciences (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 2013 – World Geography (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 1011 – Early World History (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 1012 – Modern World History (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 1030 – Early United States History (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 1040 – Modern United States History (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 3024 – Florida History (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 4054 – Historiography (3 credit hrs.)
  • HIS 4020 – History of American Govt. & Political Thought (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 2000 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 2000 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hrs.)

Our Faculty

Dr. Laurie Boulden

Dr. Laurie Boulden

Associate Professor of Education

Laurie is a Philadelphia transplant via Oklahoma. She earned her bachelor and master degrees at NSU and OSU, respectively.

Laurie is an aspiring writer; see more on her Amazon page. Current favorite verse is Proverbs 31:31.

Niki Chitwood

Niki Chitwood

Instructor of Education

Niki is a Wisconsin native who is passionate about the Lord, her family, and building relationships. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity International University and her masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education.
She enjoys being active, adventuring with her 2 young kid and husband, playing games and sports, the beach, and reading.
A verse that has been integral in her life is: “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26
Dr. Lori Hutto

Dr. Lori Hutto

Chair, Professor of Education

Dr. Hutto received bachelor’s degree in Exceptional Student Education and her Master of Arts in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from Warner. Her PhD is in Special Education Curriculum from Northcentral University.

Her hobbies are hiking at Bok Tower and volunteering with our local K-12 school partners. One of her favorite Bible verses and motto in life is Ephesians 5:2.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

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About Warner University

Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.